While not exactly riveting stuff, the very first footage of Same Mendes’ Spectre has made its way on-line, and you can view the short video below.
In it we see James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, along with fellow MI6 agent Bill Tanner (Rory Kinnear) riding a speedboat along the River Thames in London. Nothing much happens, but it is damned exciting knowing that the 24th Bond is filming right now, and anyone lucky enough to live near London might be able to catch a glimpse of history in the making, for Spectre is going to be massive.
Along with the video, some further details of Christoph Waltz’ character have been revealed, by the actor himself. Up until this point, it has been expected that Waltz would be playing the chief villain in the film, the head of Spectre Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
Many have thought that his character name Oberhauser was a misdirection, similar to Benedict Cumberbatch’s John Harrison, AKA Khan. However, this now does not seem to be the case.
When speaking with Collider, Waltz was asked if he would be playing the head of Spectre, and responded with “No. No. It’s more interesting than that.”
Daniel Craig returns in his fourth outing as Bond. Alongside returning cast members Rory Kinnear (Tanner), Ben Whishaw (Q), Naomie Harris (Miss Moneypenny) and Ralph Fiennes (M), Spectre will also star Andrew Scott as MI6 agent Denbigh, David Bautista as Mr. Hinx, Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra, Léa Seydoux as Madeleine Swann and Christoph Waltz as Oberhauser.
Sam Mendes will also return to direct the screenplay written by John Logan. The film is set for release in UK theaters on October 23, 2015 and in US theaters on November 6, 2015.
Mendes’ “Skyfall,” the 23rd James Bond movie, took over $1.1 billion at the box office worldwide.
Principal photography has now begun. Spectre will be filming at Pinewood Studios, Mexico City, Rome, Tangier & Erfoud, Morocco, Sölden, Obertilliach and Lake Altausee, Austria.
A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.